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>> >> a tanker slips away from libya laden with oil. the mistake costs the prime minister his job. it's confirmed he's escaped the country. >> this is al jazeera live from doha. also ahead on the program. a joint naval exercise between the u.s., romania and bulgaria has the guns and black sea. >> tensions in turkey as the funeral of a teenager whose death sparked protests in 30 cities gets under way.
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>> and preaching the gospel is a competitive business, and nigeria, one year on, stemmed the tide away from the catholic church. >> libya's prime minister fled the country after being voted out of office by parliament. ali zeaedan was in malta before going to another european country that despite libya's state staying they banned him in leaving because of an investigation into financial irleg u latteries. he lost the parliament's confidence after a ship filled with libyan oil from the rebels and escaped. >> muammar gaddafi was overflown
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in 2011, but many militias are out of the control. john hendren has a report from misrata where dozens of fighters joined pro-government forces. >> libya's post revolutionary army is a marriage of former enemies. there are long-time rebels gaoled by muammar gaddafi's regime. like this general. >> i'm still in a state of ecstasy from the victory of the 17 january revolution. >> there are officers in the former regime who joined the revolution. >> i defected when the people rebelled. we saw how he treated civilians. >> they are all part of one army. inside libyan's defense force is made up of smaller armies. and some of the militia fighters
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who wrested the country from muammar gaddafi's grip, are part of the security problem. rogue militias fired on demonstrators, threatening a crimling attack. >> armed forces inher ted the muammar gaddafi term analyse. with the issues that come with the transition period we have a terrible situation. >> the fledgeling government is trying to control the armed groups by placing them under the control of libya's army. here in misrata, the forces left tripoli a riddled ruin. most of the 40,000 fighters from 200 revolutionary militias joined the army.
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>> this was about 800 tanks, give or tank. more than the rest of the libyan forces combined. it's not so much that the revolutionary troops are joining the army, without them there is no army. >> this general saysities troops are part of an increasingly unified voice. >> this is the motivation to continue. to g an army and protect a revolution. >> for now, a major part of the army's mission is to protect libya from armed fighters that won that revolution. >> a funeral has begun for a 15-year-old boy killed by a police gas cannister in turkey. the violent scenes happened hours after the teenager died on tuesday. he was fatally injured during the government protest and had
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been in a coma since then. demonstrators fought with police in istanbul. water canon was called to disperse them. the government was called on to resign. anita mcnaught joins us live from the site of the funeral. what is happening there? >> well, the street is steadily filling with mourners. the family is inside the religious house of worship that this community uses. the demonstration here, that chanting, that closely packed - it's a peaceful demonstration. the mood is calm. the chance for a hearing - there would be justice for you. we will not forget you. they both are reciting the names of the five other young turkish men who died as a result of conflict with the authorities,
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police, other security forces during the protest. he is the sixth turk to have died in similar circumstances. the problem for the circumstances is the community feels that the circumstances around his death has never been properly investigated, and the people who did it, police that shot the cannister has never been brought to justice. tear gas cannisters were not only used for ridge mate riot control, but were shot directly into crowds and used as an offensive weapon, if you like. a controversial form but liberally applied form of crowd command. on top of that, many of the issues about the right to demonstrate, freedom of speech and the issues - the social issues that were behind the protests that started last year, they don't feel have been addressed. a general unhappiness
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underpinning the catalyst of the death of a young boy from this community. >> that's anita mcnaught joining us from yistan bull -- istanbul. >> search crews looking for the miss ing malaysia airlines lights - they have asked india to help after conflicting reports. police in vietnam have scaled back their investigation. the flight was heading east from kuala lumpur to beijing, when it disappeared from radar screens. >> it's probably one of the largest search and rescue operations. what was sombring for me was the large massive area that we need to cover >> well, the malaysian prime minister made a television appeal to the families, calling on them to be patient. trnchs what we want to tell them
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is we must, indeed, consider their feelings. this is something unexpected. the families must understand more efforts have been made, all our capabilities. >> we have the latest from kuala lumpur. >> it indicates how confusing and how poorly managed the search operation has been. the air forces chief was quoted by a local newspaper as saying the last signal detected from the plane - this was picked up by military radar - was that the plane strayed off course and was heading west. the air forces chief issued a press statement denying that he said that. he said - this is what he maintained since the second day of the search operation - was that military data indicates a possibility that the flight turned back, but the damage was
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done. vietnamese authorities searched the south china sea, which malaysia airlines said was the location they last had contact with the plane. vietnamese authorities scaled back the sea search, and advised thes minister of transportation - they had strong harsh words saying they had not been providing enough information, and would resume the search once there's confirmation about the direction of the search. as you can imagine, this also must be really frustrating for the relatives, and it must be give for authorities as well. not only do very have to handle a huge search operation, but they have to manage a public relations disaster. >> let's go to pakistan where 12 have been killed with fighting. the violence broke out in karachi after a gang kidnapped a member on tuesday. they exchanged gun fire and launched rocket-propelled
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grenades at each other. 39 children, including 15 schoolchildren have been injured. our correspondent joins us from islamabad now. what do we know about the gangs? >> hi, there. what we know is the two warring gangs, which are powerful in this area of car achy, an area known as leari started fighting. the fighting was so intense, and that's why we see the number of dead and injured. we use guns, grenades and rocket propelled grenades, which is why we so a high casualty which control. the reason why, as you see it point out. the senior figures, when we look at the fighting in karachi, or there in karachi, it's traced down to the criminal gangs who fight along ethnic and political
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lines, who are effectively fighting a turf war. the fighting has quietened down for now. that's small comfort for the innocent people who lost their lives and have been injured in the fighting. >> thank you for that. joining us from islamabad >> well, in afghanistan, three taliban fighters have been killed while trying to storm the intelligence building in kandahar. police say they were armed with machine guns and wore suicide guests. coming up on the program from destroyer to protector - how the sun in senegal has come to the rescue of farmers in desert terrain. >> plus, the worldwide web turns 25. we look at the invention that changed people's lives forever.
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>> it's good to have you with us. these are the top stories on al jazeera. libya's prime minister fled the country after being voted out of office. ali zeidan was in malta on tuesday, on his way to another country. >> a funeral has begun for a 15-year-old boy who was killed after the protests, he was hit by a police cannister and had been in a coma for nine months. >> in pakistan 12 people have
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been killed. one of the gangs kidnappeded a member from the other gang on tuesday. >> a joint naval exercise between the u.s., romania and bulgaria has begun, and the black sea. the training session happened across the water from where pro-russian group seized control of crimea. ukrainian troops are at checkpoints near the border. they have 6,000 combat ready infantry, compared to 200,000 russian troops on the boarders. prime minister arseniy yatsenyuk is due to meet with president obama in the white house later on wednesday. >> during his u.s. visit ukraine's prime minister mr look for financial and security support. the u.s. offered to mediate in the crisis between ukraine and russia. moscow is questioning whether
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washington can be mutual. and in statements called russia the aggressor. >> arseniy yatsenyuk heads to the white house on wednesday in the hope the white house can help find a way out of the standoff with russia over crimea. >> we strongly support ukraine, the ukrainian people and the legitimacy of the government. >> the u.s.'s position that ukraine is the victim of aggression infuriated moscow. president vladimir putin accuses the u.s. and the european union of meddling in this area after the ousting of that country's legitimate president. analysts say putin's argument is rooted in its fundamental concern about its place in the world order, and the u.s. must appeal to that concern. >> the rational thing is to see
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the country as being one of a handful of global players. one of the claims is that russia sits at the network. it's not only russia, but russia and its allies and partners. among the post soviet state, ukraine is probably the most important. >> the u.s. is wrong to embrace the interim government, and to promise it financial support without acknowledging that the opposition, too, has made mistakes. among them denying viktor yanukovych supporters a role in the new government. political reconciliation within his count why and russia can't happen unless moscow stops interference says arseniy yatsenyuk. >> i do not buy the talk about eternal people of russian and ukraine. we have been separate from
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russia since 1954. the history was oppression by ukraine, starting at the time of the tsars, and going through the artificial famine, and up to the '70s. >> the challenge facing the obama administration, reassuring the ukrainians, while standing up to the russians. no easy task when there's a decided lack of trust on all sides. >> staying in the u.s. a man that spent 26 years on death row has been freed. glen ford was accused of killing a jeweller in 1983. he walked through hours after a louisiana judge over turned his murder conviction, after new evidence came to light proving that he was not present at roseman's time of death. ford denied involvement in the killing. >> i was locked up almost 30 years for something i didn't
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do. i can't go back and do anything. my son when i left was a baby. they are grown men with babies. >> chile's first female president returned to the top job. michelle bachelet was sworn in for the second time on tuesday. she said she wants to ease social inequality by spending more on education and health care. >> three protesters have been injured. they say they were attacked by pro-government gunmen. protesters made barricades with broken bottles, trash and other things in caracas. more demonstrations are expected on wednesday. >> israeli parliament is voting on controversial legislation to make military service mandatory for all israelis. ultra orthodox juice have been exempt from army subscriptions.
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they have been campaigning against the bill, saying compulsory enlistment in the armed forces violates jewish law. >> to the egyptian capital, where a home made bomb has exploded. it targeted a police car parked nearby, and it wasn't intended for the embassy. no one was hurt. the embassy hasn't been used by israeli documents sips it was attacked -- since it was attacked two years ago. >> egypt's military chief arrived to attend to joint military exercises. the gulf state was one of abdul fatah al-sisi's staunchest supporters. the u.a.e. has given egypt $5 million since mohamed morsi was ousted from presidency in july. >> three al jazeera journalists have been held in an egyptian prison for 74 days. mohamed fadel fahmy, mohammed badr, and peter greste are accused of having links with a
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terror organization and spreading false news. al jazeera rejects charges against their staff of the the next appearance is 24 march. >> cairo's court has given abdullah al-shami another 45 days in prison. he's been detained for six months and been on a hunger strike since 23 january. >> thursday marks one year since pope francis became the leader of the catholic church. nigeria, home to africa's largest catholic occupation, initials say it has reflected positively on their congregations. rapidly growing evangelical churches oppose a big change your. >> it's the annual conference. the catholic bishops preside over the largest population, and officials say a year into the
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leadership of pope francis, they have seen the following grow. >> pope benedict came across as an intellectual pope. very strong in academicics in troops and scholarship. pope francis brought in an emphasise that is populist. intellectualism is not a popular thing. >> they say his casual approach appeals to nigeria's 20 million kath likes and beyond. in latin america, he is more in tune with the struggles. the majority of the nigeria christians go to evangelical churches, and they are the fastest growing christian conference. seen as more dynamic the popular itty spanned africa and the west. >> the evangelical church in
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nigeria, we have 75 million people, and the growth every four months is 200%. people graduate where they find peace and answers. >> people from the catholic church say they find clergy men her more accessible, the service more rewarding. >> when it comes to social values and stances on issues like homosexuality, both evangelicals and catholics share a few. the factor has been the catholic church's emphasis on traditional rituals. >> the catholic church adieu to the economic situation of the churches, that they have been luring people [ inaudible ] >> for the patrons of the catholic church here, it's not a
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race of one upmanship. they continue to try to reach out to more people, but the only way for them to grow, they say, is to remain consistent and true to their values. >> off the deserts of west africa, where the searing heat of the sun has met. the sun's energy has been used. as part of the power switch series, nicholas heart reports from long pu and senegal. >> growing tomatoes in the desert. surrounded by sand dunes this is an oasis powered by the sun. pumps draw water from 100 metres underground. the arid land it fer tile. >> it's a miracle. we haven't seen rainfall since october. we are growing onions, tomatoes,
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all sorts of vegetables. 74% have no access to electricity. the state distributed the panels to 13 villages as part of a project funded by international donors. each costs 400,000 to install. >> electricity now, to organise irrigation using solar energy. >> as part of the green comet fund developed countries promised to raise $100 million to fund projects like this. among the international agencies there's an eager possess to bring in new forms of technology such as wind turbines, and solar panels to senna gal and west africa. the government is cautious and is less enthusiastic about the alternative form of energy. the government signed half a billion contract to build coal-fired power plants. >> the state subsidizes energy,
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it's costly. that's why we invest in the power plant. it's a quick and easy way to get electricity and reduce cots. >> anti-corruption campaigners are not convinced. they accuse officials of taking kickbacks, saying energy from goal costs more. >> we want the government to make the contracts public. they need to justify why they are investigating in this. >> solar power could pose a threat to the government's ability to make money from power. the sun is reliable, free, clean and available all year around. investing in the energy is giving power to the people that need it the most. >> now, australia environmental protection agency says it won't intervene in a controversial shark cull, that is despite tens of thousands of people rallying around the country since it
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started in western australia in january. the government is setting baited lines in the ocean to capture and kill sharks. it follows an increase in fatal attacks in the past decade. >> now, on this day in 1989 a british computer scientist submitted a proposal for what he called a distributed information system. 25 years later nearly 3 billion people use what we know as the worldwide web. the remaining 4 billion people are offline. >> robin considers himself lucky - not many bangladeshis his age have work. he has a job of sorts. each day he visits the building site and uses the phone to take photographs of progress. >> translation: i heard they were building a clinic. we saw there were people from dakar. they asked if any of us could
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use the internet. i said i could. they asked if i could check on the construction and take pictures and mail it to them so we could keep track of the progress. >> these daily photographs don't earn him a lot, but like tens of millions, getting online opened doors, creating new opportunities. the numbers connected to the web has grown exponentially reaching 2.7 billion people at the end of the last year. the increase in numbers from developing countries has been notable and driven by a dramatic change in technology. >> we are seeing the adoption of smartphones and mobile phones having internet access is enabling a lot more people to get online. >> in some places no one is online at all. >> the fact an a billion people are not online is not lost on
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technology giants of google. it's exploring beaming it down from balloons filing 20km above the earth. facebook two has brought the company behind the high altitude planes. if private companies are aware of the web's power, so, too are governments. >> on balance, the worldwide web is bringing power to the people, or to the man. the value of controlling the web is so great that any government or any company countries that you can distinguish between them, that want to try to control internet has a huge incentive to do so. by the end of the year there are expected to be a billion websites online. this is a result of a technology that can be freely used without paying licences or royalties.
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that spirit of openness is part of the success of the worldwide westboun web, and likely to define its future. >> well, that story and the rest of the day's news can be found on our website, >> buying a home may never be the same once congress overhauls the mortgage system. i'll explain what the changes mean for you and your chances of getting a loan. also gm's show response to a deadly car. we'll show you how recalls if done right can protect you and your family. and two entrepreneurs are worried that the budding crisis in ukraine could put their vodka business on the rocks. this is "real money," and i'll ali velshi.


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